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13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers are super humans. Well, almost. Akin to the stripes on a tiger, here are a handful of characteristics that air traffic controllers must possess in order to keep aircraft safe in the skies.

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Cuba: A forbidden gem

Despite the US embargo against Cuba and their vilification of the its government over the years, I satisfied my curiosity of the communist nation by visiting Havana in December.

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Passion for travels

I traveled the world in my mind, visiting every continent, natural wonder and geographical zone. Stimulating my interest through pictures, books and eventually TV broadcasts; I finally began traveling and have decided to chronicle my journeys on my blog.

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European Air Traffic Control Strikes Hit 1 Million Minutes of Delay in 2016

IATA condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe in 2016.

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IFATCA 2016, the global ATC waterhole, begins in Las Vegas

The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations under the patronage of NATCA began its 55th international conference in Las Vegas with air traffic controllers from around the world.

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How to prepare for a career in air traffic control

Want to be an air traffic controller? Here is a list of recommended reading material for candidates worldwide who want to make ATC a career.

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Embry-Riddle to offer free online courses

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch four free online courses throughout 2016, known as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), which address timely aerospace topics.

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NATA offers House its views on ATC Reform & AIRR Act

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) shared its views on air traffic control reform with the House Transportation Committee.

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Improving ATM Efficiency with New Collaboration Tool

IATA and Harris have partnered to develop SkyFusion—a new cloud-based tool through which airports, airlines and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) can exchange operational information across flight information regions.

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About Wayne Farley

Wayne Farley I am Wayne, an aviation safety evangelist who once made my living working in the control tower. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from the aviation world. After writing "13 Characteristics of an air traffic controller" in 2010, it went viral and established me as an unofficial ambassador for ATC. Read more.

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